Deloitte, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Hit College Circuit

Students encouraged to "Take the lead" in their careers on 17-stop campus tour

Oct 18, 2011, 10:11 ET from Deloitte

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, headlined by champions including Apolo Anton Ohno, Evan Lysacek and April Holmes, are in the midst of a 17-stop campus tour to motivate and inspire students to "Take the Lead" in building their careers.

Deloitte professionals and 16 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians are participating in the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) campus road show, "It's Your Race, Take the Lead," sharing their personal experiences and perspectives on achieving success and becoming a leader. The tour, which kicked off on Sept. 1 and continues to Dec. 6, enables students to hear first-hand accounts of each individual's high performance achievement, ambition and passion.  Additionally, students will connect with recruiters to learn about career opportunities with Deloitte, which plans to hire up to 18,000 professionals for the U.S. firms this year.

"The Olympic and Paralympic athletes motivate young people to recognize their full potential, and they exemplify our culture of extraordinary performance, integrity, community service, and leadership," said Diane Borhani, Deloitte's national director of campus recruiting. "Alongside these inspirational figures at the campus events, we have the opportunity to meet potential future talent and reinforce our organization's values and bold vision to be a place where leaders thrive."

The campus events give students at top schools a glimpse into Deloitte's high-performance culture and commitment to fostering leadership in its professionals.  Deloitte's relationships with non-profit organizations such as the United States Olympic Committee and ongoing commitment to skills-based volunteering and pro-bono service demonstrate to potential recruits that they can make a difference while developing important leadership skills.

"Whether we are talking about a career on the playing field or in a business, our message to students is the same: pursue your goals with commitment and determination, and share your successes with others," said eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno. "When I look at the students at these events, I see top performers whose futures hold tremendous potential.  We encourage them to share their talents and drive by making a commitment to their communities, while taking the lead in their own journey to professional success."

Ohno has maintained a steady presence with Deloitte on the college circuit. He helped kick off Deloitte's Maximum Impact, an alternative spring break program with United Way and Teach for America that engages undergraduates each March in community service activities that encourage low-income students to follow a career path through higher-education. Additionally, Ohno participated in this summer's Deloitte National Leadership Conference, an interactive career development workshop for undergraduates that encourages leadership skills development and introduces students to Deloitte's culture.  

Deloitte's USOC sponsorship provides its professionals the opportunity to put their experience and passion to work for the benefit of the United States Olympic Committee and highlights how the organization creates leaders. By delivering best-in-class professional services, Deloitte helps the USOC advance its mission and enables the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes to successfully compete on a global stage.

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